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A Pledge of SilenceLake Union Publishing #ad - The us army evacuates to the bataan peninsula, where she cares for the wounded soldiers in a field hospital, and then in a catacomb of tunnels on Corregidor Island. Though rumors of war circulate, she feels safe, trusting the island is fortified and the Filipino troops are well trained. On december 8, 1941, her dreamworld shatters when the Japanese invade the Philippines.
2014 winner — amazon breakthrough novel award — general fiction When Margie Bauer joins the Army Nurse Corps in 1941, she is delighted to be sent to Manila, the Pearl of the Orient. Ultimately captured, starvation, a Japanese prison camp, she is interned in Santo Tomas, where for three years she endures escalating danger, and loss.
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The RidgeThomas & Mercer #ad - But soon after settling in, megan begins to notice cracks in the neighborhood’s bright suburban facade—cracks that reveal a darker secret hidden just beneath the surface. After an angry encounter with a neighbor takes a horrifying turn, Megan’s waking nightmare truly begins—growing ever more chilling and bizarre with each shocking twist.
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Followed by Frost47North #ad - But smitha's desire for life proves stronger than despair, and a newfound purpose gives her hope. Smitha becomes cursed, and frost begins to encompass everything she touches. Will regrets over the past and an unexpected desire for a man she cannot touch be enough to warm Smitha’s heart, or will Death forever still it?
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